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Civil Litigation

May 29, 2024

Insurers fight to remain in case against Kia, Hyundai

Attorneys for the car manufacturers are attempting to sever hundreds of insurer plaintiffs in a case accusing them of producing vehicles with substandard anti-theft devices.

Counsel for Kia America Inc. and Hyundai Motor America defended arguments that severance of hundreds of insurance company plaintiffs involved in a multidistrict anti-theft device litigation was the fairest and least damaging way to move the insurer claims of the case forward.

The case, which also involves governmental entities and consumer plaintiffs, relates to accusations that the car company defendants manufactured and sold millions of cars with substandard anti-theft features ...

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